Fleygur Fact File no:3 Being horses

1. In Iceland horses are raised in large herds and and not backed until four or five and are only considered to be fully developed at seven

2. Each year in Iceland young horses and mares not being used for riding are turned out in the mountains for the summer. This is where they learn to be just horses.

3. Each autumn at the Round Up the horses are brought back from the mountains. This is something of a national festival in Iceland and is not to be missed.

My Mate Roger went to the Round Up in 2012, and this is some of what he saw

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Into the pen to be sorted
Into the pen to be sorted

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Farmers entering the pens to sort the horses
Sunset as over 1000 come down from the mountains
Sunset as over 1000 come down from the mountains
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A renegade sheep gets a lift
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Sorting horses
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What a cutie!

 

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